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Google adds new features to Cloud Spanner database

Google has added a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations to Cloud Spanner. Cloud Spanner is a globally distributed relational database service. The service will also have a new function that will give developers deeper insights into the queries that consume the most recourses. That’s what TechCrunch reports.

The update will add Hong Kong to the Cloud Spanner lineup. As a result, the service is now available in fourteen of the eighteen Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions, including the seven that were added this year. The plan is to bring Cloud Spanner to every new GCP region when they come online.

In addition, two new configurations have been added for multi-region. One is called eur3 and focuses on the European Union. This is intended for users who mainly serve a local customer database. The other configuration is called nam6 and focuses on North America. There it covers both coasts of the country and the middle of the country. Data centres in Oregon, Los Angeles, South Carolina and Iowa are used for this purpose.

Previously, the service only offered a configuration for North America with three regions and a global configuration with three data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. Cloud Spanner is clearly intended for global deployments, but the new configurations are useful for users who only need to serve certain markets.

New query functions

New query functions have also been added to the service. Cloud Spanner now makes it easier for developers to view, inspect and debug queries. The idea is to give developers a better view of the most commonly used and most expensive queries.

Google Cloud today also announced that its Cloud Dataproc Hadoop and Spark services now support the R language, in addition to support for Python 3.7 on App Engine.

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